This whole story gives me a serious case of mental whiplash aka Déjà vu. You see, I read ‘The Bonfire Of The Vanities’ (1987, Tom Wolfe) where this whole situation was more or less predicted. Every side, and I do mean EVERY side (sorry kpavlich), uses the case at hand to promote their agenda. The only thing different here is the internet so it just happens faster, and harder. There is no truth here, yet, and that is the point. The truth will come out eventually, but it’s the delay that allows speculation and (imho) foolishness.
"History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme." - Mark Twain.